Oh Canada – the land of maple syrup, hockey, bacon, Tragically Hip . . . and over 1 million small businesses. Tech is thriving, and in Canada’s 150th year, more and more people are moving here for school, jobs, or building out their companies.

The GO North Canada campaign, launched in June 2016, is an example of attracting international talent to Canadian soil. According to this report, 864,000 Canadians were employed in the tech Sector in 2015, which made up 5.6 percent of Canada’s total employment. And in the past couple of months, small Canadian companies have been getting interest from a pool of American and international job applicants they hadn’t heard from before, increasing the number of tech employees in the country.

Because Canada turns 150 this weekend, the LIZ decided to take a look at our community and see where some of our international members are from, what caused them to take the leap into Canada, and what they enjoy most about it.

To read more about our Canada 150 blog post, visit www.legalinnovationzone.ca/blog/canada-turns-150/